Amelia Earhart Receiving a Medal as the First Woman to Fly the Atlantic--Though a Passenger, July 6, 1928

Summary

Skilled aviatrix Amelia Earhart came to national attention in 1928, when she was invited to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic--as a passenger. Wilmer Stutz flew the plane, with Louis Gordon as co-pilot, as the trio made their challenging--and successful--journey from Newfoundland to Wales. The press now dubbed Earhart "Lady Lindy"--a play on aviator Charles Lindbergh's nickname "Lucky Lindy."

Skilled aviatrix Amelia Earhart came to national attention in 1928, when she was invited to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic--as a passenger. Wilmer Stutz flew the plane, with Louis Gordon as co-pilot, as the trio made their challenging--and successful--journey from Newfoundland to Wales. The press now dubbed Earhart "Lady Lindy"--a play on aviator Charles Lindbergh's nickname "Lucky Lindy."

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

06 July 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.125 in

Width: 8 in

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